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Safety Gloves Articles

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Love Your Hands

Throwing Down The Gauntlet

Shaking Up Safety

Some schools of thought advocate wearing gloves to guard employees against Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). Others suggest the protection gloves offer from this condition is minimal. Whatever your counsel has been on this matter, it’s important managers have a comprehensive understanding of this potentially very serious condition in order to safeguard workers health in the long term – whether that’s by supplying their work force with suitable hand protection, or through other means.

Finding the Perfect Gloves

Never underestimate the value of your hands. Your hands help you every second of every day. They are there to help you cook your favorite meal, play catch with your kids, and hold your loved ones close.

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Choosing Gloves To Protect Skin

The Health and Safety Executive is an independent regulator with a remit of ‘putting those who put others in danger before the courts’. The HSE also provides support to businesses. Here they share their wisdom about the use of gloves as a form of PPE, while suggesting numerous alternatives.

Handle With Care

The human hand has 27 bones, 35 muscles and more than 120 ligaments. The hand is the principal human body part used to physically manipulate the environment around us.

Gripping New Glove Solutions

This is probably going to be one of the shortest articles that you’ve ever read as the answer to that question is YES, grip is indeed the new safety feature.

Hand Arm Vibration

Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), previously known as ‘vibration white finger’ (VWF), is caused by repeated and frequent use of hand-held or hand guided vibrating tools or machinery. It is not certain how vibration causes the condition, but it is believed that repetitive small injuries to the peripheral nervous and vascular system in the fingers and arms causes the resultant loss of function in those areas of the body. It is key to realise that exposure to cold temperature while using hand tools increases the likelihood of the condition occurring and accentuates its symptoms.

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In Good Hands? Handcare a valuable investment for the organisation

Multi-million Dollar claims for damages have resulted in major asbestos companies being forced to cease business, further throwing great strains on the insurance industry. The UK coal mining Industry has been devastated by the level of pneumonconiosis developed by miners. Similarly, a major glove supplier sold their business to eliminate potential claims for latex allergy.

 


 

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